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EB5 For Experts: Due Diligence & Care

December 30, 2010 14:00 - December 30, 2010
EB5 For Experts: Due Diligence & Care

Location: Conference Call at Conference Call, United States

FIRST Phone Session on December 30: Due Diligence & Care

Guidance in helping clients select an appropriate investment

With an onslaught of EB-5 Regional Center applications filed recently and the expected number of Centers expected to top 200 in the near future, how can immigration attorneys expect to counsel their client on which investment to select and what should they do to protect themselves in the event that the project fails to achieve the removal of the I-829 or fails to return the capital invested?

  • The role of the immigration attorney and care for client
  • Due Diligence lists, how relevant are they?
  • What factors should be considered
  • Scope of representation
  • Liability, disclaimers and waivers
  • The role of the immigration attorney as advisor, professional insurance
  • The roles of other professionals to assist the investor client

Robert C. Divine has 24 years immigration law experience, served as Chief Counsel and Acting Director of USCIS, authors the well-respected 1600-page practical treatise Immigration Practice, serves as Vice President of IIUSA, serves on the EB-5 Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and regularly represents clients in immigration investment matters.

Robert GaffneyWith nearly 20 years of experience in the EB5 field, Robert "Bob" Gaffney, has developed significant expertise and a strong practice focus representing alien entrepreneurs under the EB-5 visa program, and in counselling businesses seeking to develop programs to qualify visa seeking investors under the EB5 program.  

Bob received his law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1980. Through his private law practice in San Francisco, Bob provides counsel to a wide range of corporate and individual clients in areas of investment, trade, employment and family- based visa and immigration matters.   Bob is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law and is honored to have been selected through peer-review as one of only 5% of practicing attorney’s selected to the list of Super Lawyers of Northern California.  He is rated "av" , the highest such rating for skill and integreity available to indidvual lawyers, by Martindale-Hubbel, generally recognized within the legal profession as the most complete and trusted source for identifying qualified legal counsel.

John Patrick Pratt received his Bachelors of Arts from Florida State University with honors in 1994. He graduated from Tulane University School of Law, receiving his juris doctor degree in 1997. Mr. Pratt also studied abroad at the University of Paris, and is fluent in Spanish. Mr. Pratt is admitted to the bar of the State of Florida, District of Columbia, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association.

Speakers: Michael Gibson, John Pratt, Robert Gaffney, Robert Devine

Cost: $199

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Posted By: Michael Gibson